iPhone 11 and 11 Pro: RumorsWhat's up, guys? Snazzy rumors here, and check it out, Apple's releasing a new iPhone.
Let's talk about the rumors.
A lot of them are probably accurate, a lot of them probably correct.
Oh, noo! Sheez! Did you get all the b-roll? Because that broke super badly.
It looks like that paint on the back of it with the nail polish or something.
But look, the front was glass.
It broke but. Okay, I'm a little bummed.
There's going to be three new models this year just as there was last year.
Now, we don't know if it's going to be called iPhone 11, iPhone 11 with Roman numerals, just iPhone. I don't know, but for the purposes of this video, we'll call the three models iPhone11, iPhone 11 R, and iPhone 11 Max. You know, aesthetically there'snot really that much new. Same for the camera hub, it has the same look, mostly, as the previous generation of iPhones. There are several rumors that are saying that there will be a frosted back on the back of the 11 and the 11 Max. Kind of like the rear glass on the Pixel 3, but Ming-Chi Kuo has not said anything on that. And Ming-Chi Kuo, we're gonna be talking about him a lot today because he's kind of like the rumor guy that doesn't say that much, but when he does, it's basically always right. So, speaking of Ming-Chi Kuo, let's talk about the updates that all of the models will be getting.
The first one is most obviously a new SOC. We can predict this will be called the A13 or A13 Bionic.
There aren't going to be many massive upgrades this year-round, as we've seen the last couple of years there have been diminishing returns.
The chips do get faster, but not that much faster, a pretty standard upgrade.
They're still on a 7-nanometer process which is awesome, but don't expect a massive jump in computational nor graphics performance.
Now, many rumors are saying that there will be a slight bump in overall battery life.
Not just because the battery capacity itself will increase on these new phones, but because the new A13 chip focuses more on efficiency than more power and so it should allow our batteries to last just a little bit longer which is really nice, I appreciate that.
Ming-Chi Kuo, who again extremely reliable, is saying that Wi-Fi 6 will come as a first to Apple devices this year on Apple's iPhones, and if true, we should expect that basically, every device from here on out released by Apple will be Wi-Fi 6compatible which is pretty sweet. We've been waiting on that. What else is new? Faster LTE with 4 by4 MIMO technology.
It also should mean that while still kind of using Qualcomm and Intel antennas over the next couple years, the antenna tech should be improved, but it's not 5G Kuo says.
That's not coming until next year, and, maybe, not even until 2021.
So, hopefully, Apple does that sooner rather than later.
Now, there are several rumors, interestingly enough, not from Kuo, so take this all with a grain of salt, but that like the Note 9 there will be bilateral wireless charging.
This would mean that you could put your AirPods, for example, or another Qi capable device on the back of your iPhone and it would charge.
In theory, this sounds really cool, in practice, I don't really know how useful it is.
Not just because wireless charging generates a lot of heat and it's not efficient, so it'll kill your iPhone battery pretty fast, but the AirPods Qi charger is slow, and I think it's because the Qi coil inside the little tiny AirPods case is so small that it just can't change that quickly.
My AirPods take seemingly hours and hours and hours to charge.
So, kind of cool but not really.
Let's talk about cameras.So, the iPhone R will allegedly upgrade from a single to a dual-camera system which was originally released with the iPhone 7 Plus. There will be, you know, your standard wide-angle and telephoto cameras. Not that exciting.
The 11 and the 11 Max, however, will have a triple-lens camera setup.
There are a lot of of potential uses here beyond, just you know, having three cameras.
Many rumors have suggested, over the last year and a half two years that Apple is working on 3Dsensing and depth mapping that would integrate into some sort of AR kit hardware engine inside of the iPhone.
Although, the latest rumors suggest that that's probably being delayed until 2020.
Whether or not Apple benefits AR kit usagewith three cameras remain to be seen but that should be an up and coming at the very least.
Now, there are rumors as to what that third camera lens will actually do.
Most rumors suggest that it will be a telephoto lens, a 3x telephoto lens.
It would have been cool to see a super-telephoto like we've seen on the HuaweiP30 and a couple of other more recent phones, you know, those really superzooms, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.
Now, Ming-Chi Kuo actually stands apart from the crowd, remember, he's generally right, although, fact that he's the only one that says this is kind of weird.
It is that the new camera will actually be a super wide-angle camera.
I would honestly prefer this.
Just because telephoto lenses generally aren't that great on smartphones and I really love like LG does a super-wide camera lens and the new OnePlus phone does well the OnePlus 7 Pro.
It's really cool.
And I, honestly, prefer it.
Okay, now the telephoto lenses that are available on both the 11 R and, of course, the 11 and 11 Max will allegedly be significantly better in low light.
One of the reasons I don't use the telephoto lens on my iPhone 10 that often is just because it's not very good, and I generally just walk closer to my subject with the wide-angle lens.
Now, the camera assembly is probably going to match the color of the phone, you'll see on my mock-up, it's just black.
But I think that matching the color kind of looks weird and gross like you have a bunch of weird little alien eyes.
I'd prefer just a solid black glass.
It looks bold but I think that it looks better.
What are you - what are your thoughts? Leave your comments down below.
You like the color matches back the phone or just straight-up black square.
Okay, let's talk about the front camera.
That should be moving from a 7-megapixel selfie camera to a 12 megapixel.
This is good, because, in my opinion, the iPhone front-facing camera has been bad for several years, and drastically in need of an upgrade, and seeing as though that's a camera that a lot of people who use all the time, I'm really hoping we see that this year.
Now, there are several rumors that are saying that the notch will be shrunk this year.
Ming-Chi Kuo says absolutely not, so, I'm inclined to believe him.
Although Kuo does say that the Face ID assembly will have a new flood illuminator which according to him will"improve face IDs for liability by lowering the impact of invisible light from the environment.
" Okay, cool, so, whatever that means - more reliable Face ID.
Here's the bad news.
3D Touch, you know, the thing I really love.
Yeah, it's a goner.
Thanks a lot, Apple.
Why do you kill everything I love?! Why do you hate me?! Now, this is a sure thing because the iOS 13 betas are already signaling its death.
Look, I love 3D Touch and I use it all the time not just to navigate around the keyboard to select the text, but to peek and pop, I use it all over.
But many argue and have argued since it was introduced, including me, then it's just not intuitive, and that people don't know about it.
And that's true.
But, Apple has always had this system, kind of where it's simple for beginners to pick up without really knowing anything, but people who are more advanced, who want pro features, they exist, they can be accessed, so I felt like 3D Touch was one of those things.
Everyone that I showed a 3D Touch, ended up falling in love with it, and here's the thing and this is what's annoying is they're not really getting rid of the entire3D Touch functionality.
iPhone 10 R doesn't have 3D Touch, it has what's called Haptic Touch.
How does it work? Well, basically all it does is you hold down on the screen, and it registers along with press as a touch.
Like a long touch as a press, I should say.
And it would vibrate haptic motor.
And so, you can actually push down on the iPhone 10 R`s display, and it almost kind of feels like 3D Touch.
But it doesn't.
iOS 13's human-interface guidelines, renamed this peeking popping 3D Touch gesture, as context menus.
And context menus, as far as I can tell, are going to be the thing going forward and they work exactly the same.
And to be fair the iPhone10R does work fine, but this just feels like a software fix to simulate hardware, and it's not like the hardware doesn't exist or hasn't existed or it's too difficult, we've had it for years and now they're taking it away and the software fix, just isn't the same, it's a worse experience.
And that's bad.
I would sooner Apple just remove the features altogether than make it a lousy-er experience.
And what did they do with the old phones, sabotage them? Or the old phones have 3D Touch and the new ones? It's just convoluted and weird.
Leave it in there.
Okay, let's talk about the rumors that just straight up are not happening because there are so many of them, and I didn't list all of them because there are some that are outrageous.
But here are a few that don't seem really grounded in truth.
The iPhone 11R moving to OLED.
That was a rumor earlier this year.
Ming-Chi Kuo straight-up said: "No, that'snot happening" but it is coming in 2020.
Apple Pencil support.
Ming-Chi Kuo said one that that's theoretically possible, but that Apple is not currently testing that on any devices, so I wouldn't anticipate Apple Pencilworking on an iPhone anytime soon.
Plus, if they were going to integrate Apple Pencil support, they should have like a little Apple Pencil mini.
If you're gonna make your phone act like a Galaxy Note, make it like the Galaxy Note, you know what I mean? iPad style mute switch.
This is a really weird one.
And there are a few people that have been backing it up.
Kuo says, No.
Here's the thing, iPad does steven have a mute switch anymore, so what's the purpose of moving back to that switch design? Clearly not for design parity because it doesn't even exist.
I am glad the hardware mute switch exists on the iPhone.
I love it.
They better not get rid of it.
Android phones don't have it.
Except for the OnePlus and I, that's OnePlus favorite feature of mine, but if they get rid of that or if they change it, it's just like don't what ain`t broke.
Okay, now let's talk about the things that I really really want.
Fix the freaking camera sapphire, okay.
The camera sapphire is garbage.
It breaks all the time.
I've had two, no three iPhone 10s, and every single one of them the sapphire has broken.
I have friends everywhere where they're 10 and 10 Max and the 10S and the 10S Max have broken glass.
Now, here's the thing.
On such a large camera assembly that's already kind of tricky and now that they're making it much bigger, this big massive square, it's really scary to think that the sapphire breaks as easy as it does.
Now, if you get someone like JerryRigEverything they'll say that the glass isn't actually sapphire.
And I don't know whether or not that's true, but what I do know is that it breaks easily and that is in line with how sapphire acts.
Sapphire is very scratch resistant, similar to diamond, but it's not resilient to shattering.
It's not shatterproof.
Here's a fun bit of nerdy trivia for you.
I'm a watch guy, I don't know if you've noticed.
The omega Speedmasterwent to the moon.
It was worn by astronauts.
And they used hassle light acrylic, instead of sapphire crystal.
Now, Omega eventually developed a version with sapphire crystal and said: Yo, NASA you should use this, sapphire like really hard.
NASA did their own testing and decided to stick with the acrylic or HESA light crystal because they determined that sapphire was pretty easy to break, and the idea of thousands of shards of little tiny glass particulates floating around in zero gravity was probably not a good idea.
Now, I'm not telling Apple to go to acrylic, to go to plastic.
Obviously, that's not the way to go, but this glass, as it currently is, breaks so easily, way too easily, and I really hope that Apple fixes it for the upcoming iPhones.
Please, Apple, give us friggin USB-C.
Kuo says that Apple was testing it earlier this year or late last year, actually, but then decided to proceed with Lightning.
This breaks my heart.
The iPhone is basically the only device that I have left that I use with a frequency that charges over anything other than USB-C.
At the very least, Apple, if you're going to stick with Lightning, stop freaking including that crappy 5-watt charger that's been included with the iPhone since 2008.
Every other Android phone has all these sexy quick charge devices, and we still get this dinky little one dollar Walmart brick.
Apple this year, early this year, released an 18watt USB-C charger.
And is really great.
And it was designed primarily for the iPad and for the iPhone.
And the iPhone can charge up to 18 watts.
So, just include that charge in the box.
It's USB-C capable include a USB-C to lightning cable in the box, and let us plug in our phones to our laptops.
Apples even don`t make a laptop anymore with that USB so why keep including one in the box? It's just.
Anyways, that's my rant for the day.
New iPhones, they look good.
They don't look super exciting, they don't look revolutionary.
If you've seen leaks of the new Samsung Galaxy S 11, boy, the iPhone sure looks old.
Sure looks outdated.
So on a scale of 1 to X, I gotta give this phone a 6.
But you know, I'll be buying one and I'll be using it because I'm just a stupid Apple idiot.
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iPhone 11 Specification - rumours, expectations & price levelsPersonally, I hope Apple has a surprise or two up their sleeves.
As I have said before, the chances for that are small, and it's probably gonna be a stressful mess to watch the iPhone 11 launch.
Over the years, the quantum leaps between the new iPhone launch has become smaller and smaller.
But, of course, we have our hopes.
First of all, the name might change.
Some media call it a huge name change, it will change everything.
But it won't.
Apple is rumored to go from iPhone 11 to 11 Pro, and from 11 Max to 11 Pro Max.
I think most people can handle that change.
And the name really doesn't matter, it's what's on the inside that counts.
I believe that iPhone 11will keep the same design as XS and X, it's a nice design, no reason to change that.
Hopefully, the screen will fill more on the front, so the phone will be a bit smaller physically.
Another thing we hope for is that the big notch on top of the screen will disappear as well, at least be smaller.
Rumors have it at that the Max model could get a 6.7-inch screen, but most rumors say 6.5 inch, just like the XS Max, I believe that as well.
Apple will save the big shots for next year's iPhones.
This also means the standard version will have a 5.8-inch big screen, and the cheaper and less good version will have a 6.1-inch screen.
I would also love to see a fingerprint scanner under the screen from Apple, we really need to see some improvements on that matter in general.
Finally, a triple camera set up on the iPhone, at least I hope so.
We have seen what difference it makes with a dedicated camera for ultra-wide angle and tailored photo shoots.
We have also seen phones with 10x optical zoom, that will not happen on iPhone11, but, 3x optical zoom, should be realistic.
And I do believe its realistic with a triple camera set up on iPhone 11, at least the Max version, and it's also realistic to believe there will be 3x optical zoom.
This next rumor I hope will turn out to be more than just a rumor, simply because, the battery capacity in all historic iPhones has been relatively poor.
11 Max Pro will have a3,650 milliamp-hour battery, and 11 Pro will have a3,110 milliamp-hour battery.
That's around 500 milliamp hours more than on the last year's models.
This would be a huge tip for Apple, unfortunately, I have my doubts on this matter.
I have, for many years, had high hopes for higher battery capacity on the iPhone, but, so far, Apple has disappointed users across the globe.
And by the way, fingers crossed for a quick charger included in the box, but, again, I think Apple will be too cheap and force you to buy one yourself.
The antenna quality has always sucked big-time on the iPhone.
And poor antenna quality will sabotage the mobile coverage, and worse quality, there are no rumors on any improvement on this matter, I always hope that Apple will improve it, but, that would be an even greater sensation than seeing lower prices on this next generation of iPhones.
I think it's fair to believe that the antenna quality on iPhone 11, all versions, will suck as always.
Rumors also have it that Apple will introduce their pencil on the big Max version of the iPhone 11.
A case maker has shared pictures of a forthcoming case for iPhone 11 Max, where there's room for a pencil.
I remember when the late SteveJobs mocked all our phones for having a pen, he thought, rightly I think, that you should be able to use a phone without using a pen.
- Who wants a stylus? You have to get 'em and put 'em away, and you lose 'em, yuck! Nobody wants a stylus.
- That was many years ago, before big-screen phones, and more user-friendly user interfaces came around.
It could be interesting to see what Apple believes you could use a pen for on a phone.
Rumors have it that Tim Cook will increase the prices on iPhone 11 to compensate for the surging iPhone sales, around the globe.
Damn, the iPhone is expensive! Apple has more money than me and any other company in the world, so who am I and all to judge the way of handling surging sales.
It's definitely gonna be interesting to see how much Apple believes people are willing to pay for an iPhone.
(logo beeps) The launch for the new iPhone 11 Series is expected to be Tuesday, on the 10th of September.
The sale will start no later than September 23rd, that's a Friday as usual.
When the phone arrives, you can see our reviews, and prices on all the phones, on smartphones revealed.